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Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Welcome! Whether you are a current postdoctoral fellow, a faculty member who works with postdoctoral scholars or a prospective appointee, we're glad you are here.

Vanderbilt hosts a large cadre of postdoctoral research fellows and trainees who are integral to the research and scholarly mission of our university and medical center. We provide exceptional postdoctoral opportunities with rich mentoring experiences and resources. Faculty, students, and staff work closely together to examine challenging questions across a wide range of disciplines. As a result, postdoctoral scholars at Vanderbilt have the opportunity to further enhance their skills and prepare for future careers while working with leading scholars in the biological and physical sciences, engineering, the humanities, law and business, and the social sciences.

Learn more about the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs here.

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. Persons with disabilities who have requests for reasonable accommodations should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Disability Services.


The Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association
Executive Board Elections call for nominations is now open!!

If you or someone you know is interested in a position on the Executive Board or you have questions about the available positions, email us at You can also find more information on the elected positions in the VPA bylaws or by contacting the current officers. The current board will also be present at the VPA Happy Hour on Tuesday, June 26th.

Elected positions are:
Senior co-Chair
Junior co-Chair

 Email your nominations (for yourself or others and the position(s) you are interested in) and a short bio and written statement on why you want to serve on the VPA Executive Board to postdoc@vanderbilt.eduNominations will be accepted through the end of June, VPA elections will take place in July.

 Please consider getting involved with the VPA as we grow in our mission to provide support for postdoctoral trainees and researchers across all of Vanderbilt's Schools and Departments.